Last year, John from Frostbite Ice Cream brought fabulous and unique flavors to the conference. As a first time sponsor of Show Me the Blog, we didn’t know what to expect. But Frostbite quickly won over the attendees as they shared their coveted bacon and cinnamon ice cream with the crowd. This year, we are in for another really good treat from Frostbite!
On Social Media Day #1, John will be bringing Naked Chocolate Ice Cream and Whole Bean Coffee Ice Cream. On Blogging Day #2, we will all get to try Frostbite’s Cinnamon Ice Cream and Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream.
The coffee ice cream that Frostbite will be bringing is uses Cafe Peru Chilchos coffee beans from their business partner, Kuva Coffee. This will be only the second time that this ice cream has made a public appearance so, we SMBSTL attendees will get to try it out before others. John really wants to have our feedback!
The pumpkin ice cream Frostbite will have on hand is made with pumpkins from local farmers, Eckert’s. John usually takes a trip there about this time each year for pumpkins when their season begins. Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream is only available in the Fall.
We hope you bring your sweet tooth with you to SMBSTL. With Frostbite on hand, you are going to need it!
Since many bloggers utilize WordPress as their blogging platform, we wanted to have a place for attendees to ask their most pressing WP questions. Super WP user, technology wiz, and instructor, Dr. Lisa Richardson, will be on hand for 10 minute consultations during breaks between sessions. These one-on-one sessions are great for those of you who need a little extra help with WordPress (or any tech related questions you may have).
Because of the size of the conference, we are asking that you schedule your 10 minute session beforehand. To schedule a session, simply email email@example.com with your name, URL, and WordPress issue(s) summarized. Also indicate what day you are attending (day #1, day #2, or both days), and we will email you back with the time of your scheduled appointment.
Also, in order to make the appointment as hands on as possible, be sure to bring your laptop with you to the conference for the appointment.
Appointments will be handled on a first come, first served basis.
In 1983, Lincoln Richardson brought home a brand-new computer and taught his eight-year-old daughter how to write a simple program in BASIC, play games, and use a word processing program. It was love at first sight. In college, ten years later, that girl was introduced to the internet. She learned how to chat online, search for information…and skip classes. (goodbye full ride!) Today, Dr. Lisa Richardson helps individuals and organizations optimize business processes with a holistic approach to technology education and web design strategy. Lisa T. Richardson, PhD is the lead designer of Flow! Web Strategy & Design (YouCanFlow.com) in Atlanta, GA.
Our amazing sponsor, Kaldi’s Coffee will be providing coffee beverages during both days of the conference. We all know that a wonderful Cup of Joe can keep you alert and focused during an event such as this, and we are thankful to Kaldi’s for being our beverage sponsor this year. Make sure to follow Kaldi’s on their social networks, which are listed below.
FYI, breakfast will be provided this year during both days of the conference. We hope you enjoy!
Show Me the Blog believes that there is a wonderful speaker in us all. Each and every one of us, no matter our education, background, or level of expertise, or popularity, can share with others and help people learn. That has been the goal of Show Me the Blog ever since the first year, and now we want to take that goal to a whole new level.
Which is why we are unleashing ’6 Share In 7′ this year. It will be a group of 6 speakers, each speaking on their chosen topic for 7 minutes each. During these many presentations, people can share their life stories, their lessons, their mistakes, their thoughts, their epiphanies, their loves. ’6 Share In 7′ is not a technical type of speak, but rather a way to reach out to an audience in a way that bonds us.
’6 Share In 7′ is perfect for those of you who are new to presenting in a formal fashion, or want to build your speaking and engagement appearances.
6 speakers, 7 minutes each, with 3 minutes left over for Q & A. An hour full of great stories and teachable moments.
If you are interested in being a 6 on 7 speaker, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce that we have released our first set of speakers and the list is now live on the Speakers and Presenters page on the site. This list is a partial list, however, as we are still tweaking our offerings and going through the proposals that have been sent in thus far.
The response to our Call for Speakers has been overwhelming, and our focus is to create a well-rounded and informative program. We want to have top notch presenters that come from all spaces and backgrounds on the web and social media.
To check out this year’s list of speakers, click HERE.
Make sure to bookmark the page, as we are adding new speakers and presenters daily.
To purchase your tickets, click HERE.
We hope to see you in October!
This year, we thought we would shake things up a little bit. Now that we are getting into the big leagues, we want to make sure that attendees are getting the most out of the conference. After all, it’s your hard earned money that you have spent, and we want to give you value while putting on the best event we can. So this year, we are incorporating a Theme & Objective for the 3rd Annual Show Me the Blog Social Media and Blogging Conference.
The theme is: “Live Your Dream While Getting Back to Basics”.
Why did we choose this theme?
Well, for a few reasons. One of Franklin Covey’s habits from Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is to “Begin with the end in mind”. That is, when you start something, say a business or your blog or a goal, you have to begin with what it is you want to accomplish. What is your purpose? For, if you don’t know what you want to achieve, how will you achieve it? So this year, we want attendees to focus on how they can make their dreams come true. We not only want you to learn, but we want to inspire you!
Another reason why we selected “Live Your Dream While Getting Back to Basics” is, with the power and swiftness of social media, you can get overloaded with stats, what others are doing, etc. It’s time to get back to basics and the reason behind you doing what it is you do. Forget all of the “noise”. Refocus and get back on point with your goals and ambitions. Don’t let the Klout, the numbers, the influence, stand in your way.
Many of our speakers will be complementing our theme by taking it and applying it to their topics and presentations.
After all, when this conference is over with and done, we want you to SHINE. That is what it is all about!
This year’s conference will take place on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th, 2012, at the Regional Arts Commission located in the Delmar Loop. The conference will consist of multiple tracks, and will take place from 10am to 5pm on both days. A pre-conference reception will be held at the Regional Arts Commission from 6 pm to 8pm on Thursday, October 18th.
A wrap party is being planned and the location will be announced this summer.
The host hotel this year will be the Moonrise Hotel, located across the street from the Regional Arts Commission. The Moonrise Hotel is a unique boutique lodging facility that is pet friendly.
The room rates are:
- Thursday, October 18th ($129)
- Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th ($139)
You can reserve your room by calling the Moonrise directly at 314-721-1111 and mentioning ‘Show 2012 Rate’.
You can also go to http://www.moonrisehotel.com and fill in the appropriate reservation information on the left side of the opening screen. In the box labeled “Group Code” fill in the booking code, which is ‘show2012‘ and the reservation will be made at our negotiated rate.
The accommodations are a Superior King or Superior Double Queen styled rooms.
We are working on additional “bells and whistles” which will be added and announced as they are planned. We are also looking for speakers, so if you are interested in speaking, please email us at email@example.com.
Tickets go on sale for the conference Friday, April 27th. For two days, you can buy passes for both days of the conference for $75.00. On Monday, April 30th, that rate will raise to $99.
Our list of speakers will be announced next week, but the topics this year will include monetization and income, business blogging, PR and social media, photography, eBook and traditional publication, guest blogging, niche blogging, social media consulting, conference attendance tips, SEO, branding, and so much more!
Show Me the Blog Social Media and Blogging Conference founder Danyelle Little knows a lot when it comes to blogging and social media. After establishing a popular blog, TheCubicleChick.com, she has found a way to make a full-time income with blogging and social media. And now, Cube Classes, a branch of her brand, was created to teach others the virtues of blogging and all that comes with it.
Cube Classes will offer classes in person around St. Louis as well as virtual classes online.
- Social Media
- Monetization & creating blogging income
- Personal Development
- Niche blogging
- Business Development
- Social Media Basics
…and much more.
As Show Me the Blog supporters, we hope that you check out Cube Classes. And if you know someone who would like to learn about these subjects, we hope you point them to our direction!
Danyelle’s first two classes will be held in May. The first class, So I Have a Blog. Now What? (Learn Six Crucial Steps That You Need to Take to Create Traffic & Make Money on your Blog) will be held on Thursday, May 17th from 6 to 8pm. Click HERE for more details.
And the second class, Are You Afraid to Launch (Get That Business Off The Ground) will be held on Saturday, May 19th from 9 to 11am. Click HERE for details.
For more information about Cube Classes, visit CubeClasses.com.
Show Me the Blog ’11 speaker Nick Gilham of A Branded You is presenting a workshop called New Job in 2012 Using LinkedIn. The class is being held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Nebula Coworking from 9:30-12 noon.
Here are the details per the event description:
Is one of your goals for the new year to get a new job? Do you want to take your career to the next level?
If you are serious about getting a new job, you need to be using LinkedIn strategically. LinkedIn is a job seeker’s most effective tool for communicating his or her unique personal brand. If you aren’t currently on LinkedIn or feel that you aren’t using the site effectively, A Branded You is here to help you fix that.
In this two and half hour seminar Nick Gilham will show you how LinkedIn can take your job search to the next level. Free parking is available and bagels, coffee, and juice will be provided.
You will learn how to:
- Get hiring managers to knock down your door
- Identify the most important sections of your profile and use them to their full capability
- Conduct a passive job search – land the job of your dreams when you aren’t even looking
- Strategically use LinkedIn Groups to network & find out the secrets to group membership
- Optimize your profile so you appear at the top of the search results
- Utilize the job board built into LinkedIn – learn about the different types of jobs posted
- Put your face in front of decision makers every time they login to LinkedIn
- Reach out to current employees to get the inside scoop about a possible new employer
This event is a great choice for those of you who want to land a new gig this year, and who want to learn how to utilize LinkedIn more effectively to do so. Early bird tickets are currently on sale now for $25.
If you are not currently looking for a job, or want to know how to land one using LinkedIn, please pass this information on to someone who is.
For more information on this event or to register, click HERE!
This year’s Show Me the Blog may be over, but it’s now time to start working on planning the conference for 2012. We want next year’s conference to be even more successful, so we are putting together a Planning Committee to help organize, develop, and plan next year’s event.
The areas of planning are:
Our first Planning Committee meeting will be Saturday, November 19th, from 10 am to 12pm at the Maryland Heights Centre, located at 2344 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.
If you are interested in being on the 2012 Planning Committee and would like to attend the meeting, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are limited spots available so make sure you contact us quickly!
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